Welcome to Three Questions with Van Heerling. This is where you get to meet authors, actors, painters and anyone else that is bent toward the arts, but on a more personal level. 
Today I welcome James Wilcox again. He is back for more. For those that are not acquainted with Mr. Wilcox, allow me to introduce you to his work: Sex, Lies, and the Classroom, The M-16 Agenda, and Musings of a Particular Bear: A Poetry Collection.  His new book Miracle Child will be released on March 25, 2013.

VH: What is the number one lie you tell yourself? How is that working out? 

JW: Probably the number one lie I tell myself is that I will start my diet tomorrow.  It is a lie, because I still haven’t started the diet.  I know I need to get into shape and lose some weight (okay maybe a lot of weight), but it is so much easier to put it off a day, a week, a month, whatever.  I promise that I am going to start the diet tomorrow.  Really, I mean it this time.  Is that chocolate cake? Oh, never mind.

VH: Oh James I understand completely. Most of us are up against that one. 


After a difficult day what do you do to recuperate? Does it work? 

JW: After a difficult day, the number one thing I do to recuperate is spend time with my children.  They are such miracles.  They always manage to make me smile and bring joy back into my day.  The other thing I like to do to recuperate is to grab my laptop and write. Although writing can be stressful and frustrating, it also keeps me sane.  It is my relaxation.  So far, it is working pretty well as I now have three kids and four books.

VH: If a zombie virus took over the world, how many days do you think you could last before you were infected? And what would you do to postpone the inevitable? 

JW: If a zombie virus took over the world, I am toast.  I probably wouldn’t make it an entire day.  As a teacher, I am surrounded by people all day long and I figure one of my students would infect me before I even knew about the zombie apocalypse.  If my students didn’t get me, my own kids probably would.  Not much I could do to postpone the inevitable.  Even if I didn’t get infected by my students, I am sure they would enjoy trying to eat my brain.
 
VH: Thank you James.
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James P. Wilcox is the author of Miracle Child, two novels – Sex, Lies, and the Classroom and The M-16 Agenda – and Musings of a Particular Bear: A Poetry Collection. James, a former newspaper photographer and writer, is currently a high school teacher in the Kansas City area, where he lives with his wife and three children.
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03/24/2013 9:31am

I just wonder if your students would grill your brain or make a spicy tartar... Hmm? Damn, now I'm hungry...

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03/24/2013 9:32am

Claude,

I am pretty sure they would make spicy tartar. They wouldn't take the time to start up the grill.

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03/24/2013 9:31am

Hey Van,

Thanks for having me on your blog. Appreciate it.

James

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Van Heerling
03/24/2013 9:52am

My pleasure James. Thank you Claude.

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